Sales Season Closes With a Bang: Trio of Six-Figure Sales and
More Than Three Dozen Five-Figure Transactions Reported
The 2011 domain sales season has
come to a close and the old year went out with a bang. The final
week of sales reports brought three six-figure transactions to light
along with 37 solid five-figure sales (you can see the final 2011
Top 100 sales charts here).
The first week of the 2012 season
is also off to a great start with Sedo
announcing today (Thursday, Jan. 5) that they have completed the $1
millionsale ofDudu.com. That sale will appear on the
first chart of the New Year next week. Our weekly charts cover the
seven-day period ending with the Sunday that precedes the release of
this column each Wednesday (this week's report came out a day later
due to the New Year's holiday).
The six-figure sales that highlighted the
final week of 2011 and take the first three spots on our latest
all extension Top 20 Sales Chart are Honest.com ($180,000
and a pair sold by Moniker/Snapnames;
PHD.com at $150,000 and Bolt.com at $125,581.
Moniker/SnapNames put two more names in
the top ten and had six chart entries overall. Their sale of #4 Flora.com
drew $95,000 and #6 iWitness.com went for $55,281.
Sandwiched between those two at #5 was the NoktaDomains
sale of KeywordTool.com for $90,000. Nokta went on to
claim four places on the Big Board, with three of those in the top
Sedo also charted multiple sales, hitting
the trifecta with a group that included #8 VitaminCenter.com
at $35,000 and the only ccTLD to make the elite list,
#13 WHI.ch (Swiss country code) at $£14,000 ($21,840).
The non .com gTLDs were shut out as
the .coms closed the year with an overpowering performance,
sweeping 19 of the 20 chart entries. There was one .net among
the 20 five-figure sales that did not make the chart (those are all
listed under the Top 20 Chart below). That group also included three
more ccTLDs, all representing Great Britain's .co.uk.
Here's how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday,
DN Journal Top 20
Domain Sales - Mon. Dec. 26, 2011 - Sun. Jan. 1, 2012 Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Jan. 4, 2012
£14,000 = $21,840
€15,500 = $19,995
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There were 20 more five-figure sales off the
charge including five that came in at an even $15,000.
GoDaddyAuctions has two of those; EAM.com and NextDayPrinting.com.
Sedo also had a pair, Zooz.com and TerraCloud.com,
and the AfternicDLS had another, CollegeTextbook.com.
The AfternicDLS and GoDaddyAuctions teamed up to
sell SpiritRealty.com for $12,500. The AfternicDLS
also sold ATES.com ($10,500) and two names at $10,000
apiece - Chicha.com and TradewindsHotel.com.
GoDaddyAuctions earned another $12,500 for DirtyWork.com.
Sedo supplemented their three Top 20 entries with
three more five-figure sales: HairDesign.com ($12,707), EnergySwitch.co.uk
($12,500) and Schwangerschaft.net ($11,094).
A Domain had two sales at this level (both IDNs);
Türkei.com at $14,835 and Österreich.com
at $11,610. Moniker/SnapNames also added two; Tubmlr.com
($13,000) and an IDN of their own, 红酒.com ($11,000).
NoktaDomains also hit the Daily Double with PensionCalculator.co.uk
at $12,000 and OnlinePaydayLoans.co.uk at $11,665.
Moniker/SnapNames led the .com supporting cast of
four figure sales with JuegosDeCarros.com at $9,300.
Their roster also included BlastZone.com ($8,225), WhiteBook.com
($7,500) and Altai.com ($6,020).
MatureSexTube.com tacked on $6,000, Familio.com
fetched $5,665 and LongIslandBusiness.com landed $5,500.
MyEPB.com brought $5,000, JuegosDeCarreras.com
kicked in $4,999 and Kanun.com came in at $4,900.
Frap.com claimed $4,750 and OrthoClick.com
Moniker/SnapNames has 29 more four-figure .com
sales ranging from $2,000
Moniker/SnapNames .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,600
Back at Sedo TelTV.com tuned in $9,030,
WeightPlans.com produced $6,500 and two others; Mapply.com
and NoLimitHost.com hauled in $6,000 each. TotalHydro.com
and SaltHouse.com savored $5,000 apiece and QServers.com
secured $4,936. Area202.com dialed up $4,800
and MR1.com corralled $3,900.
Sedo had 21 more .com sales ranging from $2,000
to $3,900 that are listed in the table below:
Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $3,900
In addition to having in hand in the Top 20 sale
of Bizable.com at $15,600, the AfternicDLS
piled up dozens of sales in their four-figure sweet spot. Ricorso.com
returned $8,588, Benti.com banked $7,088
and two others; EarlyIntervention.com and ConnectedSearch.com
found $6,160 each.
Leaser.com located $6,010 while Sugar-Ray.com,
PelvicCongestionSyndrome.com and KCRoofing.com
rang up $6,000 apiece. 123E.com counted out $5,851,
77KM.com measured $5,400 and two others; SportsStadium.com
and CommercialRefrigeration.com chilled out with $5,000
The AfternicDLS had 57 more four-figure .com sales
ranging from $2,000 to $4,588 that are listed in the table below:
AfternicDLS .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,588
The AfternicDLS also worked with Moniker/SnapNames
to sell 5thGear.com for $6,678 and they teamed up
to sell three more; SheLikes.com ($6,000), BSkin.com
($3,200) and TheEcho.com ($2,877).
At Appraise A Domain, six more IDNs changed hands.
Dänemark.com drew $6,450, Motorräder.com
made $4,902, Ö.com contributed $4,515, Wörterbuch.com
wound up at $4,128 and two others; Öko.com and Ü.com,
yielded $3,225 each.
Elsewhere, GoDaddyAuctions sold DiscountMedicalSupplies.com
for Blue String Ventures for $9,000,
WinnerNames.com let VoiceRegister.com go for $5,500
and NoktaDomains moved AthleticWork.com ($3,000) and InterventionProgram.com
A quartet of five-figures sales, led by WHI.ch
at $21,840 via Sedo, set the pace for the ccTLDs
this week. You saw all of those five-figure sales in the all extension chart above so
the biggest sale you haven't seen yet in this category is #5 on our
new Country Code Top 20 Sales Chart. That is Sedo's $9,030
sale of VEO.tv. #6 DayTrips.co.uk was just a half step
back at $9,000 in a deal handled by NoktaDomains.
Sedo answered with #7 CarpetCleaning.us at $8,500
and Nokta responded with #8 NortheastLettings.co.uk at $7,063.
Sedo and Nokta wound up splitting the top ten entries 5-5, but Sedo
took nine of ten on the second half of the leader board to end up
leading the way with 14 charted domains overall.
Great Britain's .co.uk wound up edging Germany's .de
7-6 in the race among extensions. Only one other TLD, the European
Union's .eu, had multiple chart entries as they scored twice.
Here is how the ccTLD leaders stacked
up for the week ending January 1:
Code Top 20
Reported ccTLD Sales: Mon. Dec. 26, 2011 - Sun. Jan.
1, 2012 Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Jan. 4, 2012
There were several dozen additional
four-figure ccTLD sales off the chart with Sedo accounting for the
vast majority of those including Supr.de at $2,696 and
three others; Estate.es, Marini.de and Seniorenbetreuung.ch
at $2,580 each.
Sedo had 32 more four-figure ccTLD sales ranging
from $1,000 to $2,354
that are listed in the table below:
Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,354
Elsewhere, NoktaDomains sold Accidente.es
($2,500) and RugbyScores.co.uk ($1,000) while NetFleet.com.au
moved four Australian domains; LifeInsuranceQuotesAustralia.com.au
($2,042), FastCash.com.au ($1,556), YouJizz.com.au
($1,191) and Tube8.com.au ($1,091). Also, the
AfternicDLS sold LGO.co for $1,870.
If there are country code extensions in our report
that you are not familiar with, you can look up the nation each
extension goes with here.
Unfortunately, the non .com
gTLDs didn't get as large a share of the week's sizeable bounty
as the .coms and ccTLDs did. They had only one five-figure sale, Schwangerschaft.net
for $11,094 at Sedo. The next biggest sales on our new Non .com gTD Top 20
Chart are a pair of names at $8,000 each; Commission.net,
sold ar the AfternicDLS, and YEU.net via Sedo.
Two more .nets rounded out the top five. #4 Elektro.net
notched $6,450 at Sedo and #5 WOT.net went for $6,040
at the AfternicDLS (the winner of the race among venues with 9
charted domains). WOT.net had been acquired for just $1,006 at Sedo
in October, so very nice ROI there.
The .nets easily won the race among extensions,
claiming 15 of the 20 chart entries. The .Orgs took four
places with the other being claimed by #7 Code.info at
$3,999 (through Moniker/SnapNames).
Here's how all of the Non .Com gTLD leaders stacked up for the
week ending January 1:
.Com gTLDs Top 20
Highest Reported Non .Com Global
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Dec.
26, 2011 - Sun. Jan. 1, 2012 Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Jan. 4, 2012
There were a couple of dozen additional four-figure
non .com gTLD sales just off the chart led by the AfternicDLS
sale of FurnishedApartments.org at $2,488. Their list
included MusicInMotion.net ($2,388), NewReligion.org
($1,850) and Capto.net ($1,688).
PMAM.net nabbed $1,672 and four others; ClubSports.org,
GeneticTesting.org, GrowingUp.org and
LatopTopCases.net added $1,500 apiece. Two others; OnlineBackupService.net
and OnlineDataStorage.org generated $1,250 each. Cybersea.org
salted away $1,188, PinkButterfly.net brought $1,100
and Financiamento.net tacked on $1,088.
At Sedo HipHop.info attracted $1,922, Massanzug.org
made $1,664 and Seminar.pro provided $1,500. CheapInsurance.info
chalked up $1,399, Schoenheitsklinik.org deposited $1,355
and BridesmaidDresses.org drew $1,000.
Elsewhere NoktaDomains sold OvulationCalculator.net
($2,400) and Kleinkredite.net ($1,250) while Moniker/SnapNames
snared $2,160 for IntwayBlog.net and $1,524 for
Now that you're up to date on what happened over the
past week, check out how the leaders stand year to date in all
categories by visiting our Year
To Date Charts page.
As always, we welcome all verifiable sales reports from companies,
private sellers or individuals with knowledge of an important sale
made through any channel. To contribute information and help make
this column better, just drop a note to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We truly appreciate the industry leading
companies who share their sales information
with us to help everyone in the business get a handle on current
domain values. Richard
Meyer of Domain Sales Center also provides invaluable help
in collecting data for these sales
reports each week.
Every Wednesday we publish the highest reported domain name
sales for the previous week. On Mondays and Tuesdays our contributors send us
their sales data for the previous 7 days. We then compile that
information and write this article to give
you the most comprehensive sales report in the industry.
Editor's Note: If you wish to review previous Domain
Sales columns, they are available in our Archive.